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instead, he was forced out. topper is tracking rain overnight. will it be dry for your morning commute? and take our compatibility test. see if your relationship has the right ingredients for a perfect match. this is 9news now. but first we begin with some late breaking news out of the district. >> right now police and firefighters are at an apartment where they say a man may have set the building on fire and barricaded himself inside. our own gary nurenberg is right there. he has got the latest live. gary. >> reporter: derek, we're in the northeast washington 56th street 300-block. a couple blocks away from the middle school. we're piecing this together now. police are right in the middle of it so they're not talking much, and they have put up a very wide perimeter around this apartment building in the 300-block of 56th street. frankly they don't want us to see what is going on. at about 9:00 tonight, they got a call for a disturbed man. went to this apartment building, knocked on the door, we're told. the result of that knock they
heard something inside that led them to believe the person inside that apartment was either going to harm himself or someone else. simultaneously, they began to see smoke coming from within that apartment and began to permeate the apartment building. immediately the other people in that apartment building and frankly we don't know how big the apartment building is because we can't get that close, everyone in that apartment buildings has been evacuated. the presumption now is that person is barricaded in his own apartment with no hostages. that is the working pre sums although we don't -- pre assumption although we don't know that for certain. the best guess now is that fire is apparently gone out because dc fire says it has not yet extinguished the fire. in the woods between 56th street and 56th place, we have been able to see dc special operations division, some heavily armed swat team members as the police and fire department try to deal with this situation barricaded in the apartment with the preemtion
there is no one there -- pre sums there is no one there with him and with the understanding that everyone else in the building has been evacuated an not harmed. as i said, they're right in the middle of it, we'll stay on top of it and if it develops during the newscast, we'll brink you the latest -- bring you the latest. >> thank you, gary. joshua prince' lawyer insists his client never intended to hurt his ex-girlfriend when he took out a high powered rifle and fired at least one shot in her direction. the lawyer says prince served for a decade as a navy medic part of that time on the front lines in iraq. and if he had wanted to hit the woman, he wouldn't have missed. the shooting forced police to lockdown two bethesda schools this morning and send out tactical teams to hunt down the 32-year-old georgetown hospital worker. >> he had no intent to harm her and he left. and after he realized that there was a manhunt, he contacted us and asked us to arrange to turn him in.
and that is what we did. >> prince surrendered to pennsylvania state police about 50 miles north of harrisburg. the woman was physically unheart and police now say she is somewhere face. a veteran dc public school teacher beliefs he is being punished for being a whistle blower. >> eric martel taut for 25 years but -- taught for 25 years but now they want to know why he was suddenly transferred before heading to our breaking news story, gary nurenberg filed this report. >> reporter: is this a step to get rid of you? >> i think so. >> reporter: what should be done? >> the mayor should order the chancellor to reinstate me. >> reporter: he has taught in dc schools for 41 years, at wilson high school for the last 25 until he got this letter transferring him to phelps school citing educational differences with the principal. it was about a wilson senior class trip to the bahamas earlier this year.
>> i reported to the chancellor the fact that students went on the senior class trip, students who had over -- out of 88 students, eight had over 200 unexcused absences. they were failing classes and another ten had over 100 unexcused absences. they were unsupervised. >> reporter: he has reported athletic violats and in 2006. >> i reported large numbers of students who were allowed to graduate without having met all of their requirements. >> reporter: he appealed the transfer decisin to rhee who wrote i decline to rescind your transfer which was based on valid reasons and was completely unrelated to the allegations of impropriety that you made. >> reporter: so are they getting rid of you because of educational differences or because you're a whistle blower who causes trouble? >> they're getting rid of me -- of course i can't read their minds, but i believe they don't want anybody who will speak up
against any of the practices, educational practices, as well as management practices that are harmful to students and teachers. >> reporter: as for his request that that mayor fenty rescind, he said he would not talk about personnel issues. rhee's staff says the same thing. they're worried the district isn't done. >> they transferred me to an off budget position so that i can easily be transferred or gotten rid of and shuffled around again. >> again, that was gary nurenberg filing that report pending the inspector general's investigation. martel continues to report to the high school hoping the transfer will be overturned. by tomorrow, we ought to know if religious holiday decorations will get to be displayed in front of one virginia courthouse. tonight people lined up to give their opinions about those displays. and our brittany morehouse was there. she is live there where she heard from a wide range of folks. brittany. >> reporter: that's right. a crowd that included city
officials, local officials, county officials. it had parents, grandparents, even children took the stand also that they could have their voices heard on what they call a very important issue. >> it's one of the most important issues we could ever face. >> reporter: the issue of religion attracts nearly 100 people at loudoun county's government center as the board of supervisors weighs its option on a heated manner to remove all religious decorations from the courthouse. >> they allowed them to go forward and we applauded them for that decision. >> reporter: while inside the board room, people packed the space. outside there were signs like this one. keep christmas like it's always been. >> when my daughter is little, she is now 13, but when she was a toddler i would bring her down and she loved looking at the baby jesus in his manger. >> the county has provided a special privilege to the
christian community for decades. >> reporter: rick wingrove is with the minority in this room. >> we're not persecuting anybody. we're just looking out for the separation of church and state. ironically the atheist community supports the muslims being able to build two blocks from the world trade center site. >> reporter: they're on government property.s a different thing. >> reporter: it's also a different thing when it reaches beyond the courthouse and into the judge's chambers. >> what's very disturbing to me is the chief judge of the circuit court here sent a letter to chairman york of the board of supervisors and seven of his colleagues. they said there should be no such displays here. it's not their business to make such decisions. >> reporter: this is a copy of what delegate marschall read here tonight behind these doors. he is so concerned that he called richmond to look into this issue. what the judges wrote. and he said it could be improper giving the fact that this issue
may wind up in their courtroom so he's questioning that and pursuing that. reporting live in loudoun county, brittany morehouse, 9news now. tonight the florida christian minister threatening to burn copies of the muslim holy book says he is not backing down. >> but terry jones action could endanger u.s. troops. however, jones says he is prepared to go ahead regardless. you see, he believes radical islam could take over america and the best way to fight back is by sending a radical message by burning a stack of korans on the anniversary of 9/11. >> an element of islam that is very radical and we could not get their attention by sending some type of message. we thought this is a radical message that will get their attention. >> well, the state department announced the plan. they call it unamerican and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the images of a burning koran would be used by extremists to insight more violence. well, we went out to
quantico today to see how the local military felt and a lot of military vets we talked to said the actions would work against the troops because it could spark more violence and blood to be shed overseas. >> like they said, they're going to cause more problems than you're going to solve. >> anything to excite somebody, especially in war time, you're giving fuel to the fire. >> it's insensitive to other people's religion. on the other hand, only in america. >> religious leaders are calling to an end of what they describe religious bigotry. >> to those who do this, i say you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> i have heard many muslim americans say they have never felt this anxious or this insecure in america since directly after september 11th.
>> jones says muslims have the right to build mosques and practice their religion in this country. and even if they are offended by his protest, he hopes they join him in what they say is his larger message, a condemnation of radical islam. we want to know what you think about all of this. log on to wusa9.com and vote on our web poll. it's right there on our home page. we also have an update now on the search for a missing swimmer in ocean city. police say they have found the body of 22-year-old malkus delgado. he went into the water two weeks ago and never resurfaced. they believe strong rip currents may have played a roll in his drowning. the same week he went missing they made 200 rescues. tonight a fire has turned into a death investigation. they found a woman's body in the 600-block of major lane in columbia this afternoon. they say she suffered injuries to her body and she did not die because of that fire.
they also found a man inside the apartment who had been critically hurt. emergency crews took him to the hospital. the names of those victims have not been released. still ahead tonight, are you and your partner compatible forever, or not so much. >> take our compatibility test and see if your relationship has the right ingredients for a perfect match. that is coming up. and i'm topper shutt. winds picking up a little bit. there is a cold front that has to move up. we'll take you out with your wakeup weather. some clouds lingering by 8:00. 68-74. winds picking up 10-15. we'll be dry, though, by 8:00. we'll come back and talk about you early birds that commute early. look ahead at the weekend forecast which includes skins game.
there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that? no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross.
bp has taken full responsibility for the clean up in the gulf and that includes keeping you informed. my job is to listen to the shrimpers and fishermen, hotel and restaurant workers and find ways to help. i was born in new orleans. my family still lives here. bp is gonna be here until the oil is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal... until we make this right. tonight compatibility. did you ever wonder how some couples are a perfect match and others end up pouring hot grits on each other. >> what attributes make for a solid relationship and are there red flags that a bumpy road might be ahead. >> andrea mccarren has a look at compatibility. >> and we're not talking about anchor compatibility here. >> okay. >> that was close. [ laughing ] >> quick question for you both, which factors do you think are the most important when it comes to compatibility with your
partner? money, time spent with friends or the neatness of your home? >> wow. i would say money. >> that's tough. >> yes. i mean, i think it can cause a lot of discord. >> all right. i'll have the answer for you right after we introduce you to a local company that sets the compatibility bar high. >> we're so compatible it's unreal. >> gayle and evelyn just celebrated their 50th anniversary and they're still head over heal. >> are you each other's best friend? >> yes. definitely. >> and tell me is the stress still there? >> sure. >> oh, yes. [ laughing ] >> i find her every bit as attractive today as the day we were married. >> he tells me all the time. [ laughing ]. he really does. >> and what do you do for him? >> hum. [ laughing ]. >> it's not rolling. [ laughing ]. >> reporter: how do gayle and
evelyn do it. what makes some couples compatible and not others? >> you're never going to find a compatible mate that is going to be exactly like you, and most people don't want that. one of the biggies is money. there always will be somebody who is a little bit more of a spender. always somebody who is a little bit more of a saver. but if someone is an extreme saver and interested in somebody who is an extreme spender, that is going to cause some difficulties. >> reporter: another key factor is time spent together. >> well, we do so many things together. we understand each other perfectly. and we just always are together. we have a good time. we do yard work together. bike together. on the computer we're taking computer class together. we go to our boating organization together. >> we're very close in that respect to some of them. do we ever do anything without the other one. >> reporter: no surprise that they all
achieved the highest possible score on our compatibility quiz. >> she is a very special young lady. >> as you are too. >> classic example of a wonderful couple. we congratulate them on their obviously very successful marriage. now, curious how you and your spouse would rate. neil created a special compatibility test for married couples only. and we have put it on our website wusa9.com. >> okay. so i have to know, money. >> wait. >> neatness, what is it? >> topper, what do you think? money, neatness of the home or. >> time spent with friends >> or time spent with friends. >> it might be neatness of the home. >> that's very telling about you. >> yes, it is. >> you too were right. it is, indeed, money. >> that's close. >> it definitely can. savers versus spenders. >> if it was neatness, i was dumd. [ laughing ] >> and you can wake up to 9news tomorrow morning, and we will
tell you about what is important for unmarried couples to consider. >> good stuff. >> humor is important. >> that is too. >> that's huge. >> you have to have a sense of humor. >> and pace if you're married to me. >> [ laughing ] . we're looking at a cold front tonight. it may spawn a couple of showers. the next three day, some leftover clouds tomorrow morning. i think by morning we'll be dry. and then eventually 89 by afternoon. really a nice day. 79 on thursday. fantastic. upper 70s on friday. even better. now, by 7:00, some clouds, yes. i think all of the showers will be out of here. and there won't be too many showers. and then by noon, sunshine. 83. breezy. and then by evening temperatures near 90. breezy and sunshine but not humid. that is the key. now, overnight partly cloudy sand mild. shower or -- and mild. shower or thunderstorm possible by dawn. low temperature 66-72 and winds turn southwesterly at 10-15. now, tomorrow morning becoming partly cloudy, breezy and warm.
60s and 70s. winds southwest 10-15. in the early part of the morning. the front is not quite through us yet. air quality code green. and then by afternoon mostly sunny, breeze' and very warm. -- breezy and very warm. not humid. high temperatures near 90 and winds northwesterly now at 10-20 behind the cold front. so highs again some areas will be flirting with 90. arlington, springfield, downtown 89. maybe 89 in bowie and college park. upper 80s as you go up through 70 towards rockville, gaithersburg. upper 80s in leesburg and sterling. satellite picture radar combined. a couple of things. this is what is left of ermen and it wasn't really all that mean. just heavy rains through central texas headed for dallas. eventually into oklahoma. and we could see some flooding in oklahoma, texas and kansas between now and the next 36 hours. i'm going to stop it here. the somehowers with and storms -- showers and storms falling apart. this is the frontal system that will go through late tonight and
early tomorrow. we'll have a slight dhans of shower by -- chance of shower by dawn. fire danger is high just about everywhere. 89 tomorrow. breezy. really nice in the afternoon. gorgeous on thursday and friday. upper 70s. now, on saturday, low 80s, some clouds come in late but the day is fine. sunday we have some showers and thunderstorms. they could linger into the home opener. temperatures around 80. and then we're back in the mid 80s on monday and upper 80s on tuesday. the old farmer's almanac with the outlook is out and we'll have someone in tomorrow afternoon at 5:15 to talk about last year's outlook and this years. >> we'll grill them gently. >> isn't last year's out look a look back? >> yes, it would be. >> and whether it was accurate. >> exactly. >>. [ laughing ] >> that would be the key point. >> now, wait a second, it's dallas week. >> yes. >> so we're not supposed to be talking about anybody about the cowboys. >> but we've been talking about albert haynesworth for the last two months. and if they only traded him two
months ago, we wouldn't have to talk about him. but we do, and we still do five days from the opener and he still could get dealt. fingers crossed. big al on the trading block. we'll tell whou is in the running and -- who is in the running and why mcnabb says don't do it. plus why this man is holding a bee. the bizarre explanation that's a b down there. 9 sports next. [ male announcer ] antiques can be nice.
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his record of reform and accomplishments earned him the praise of newspapers across the city, citing gray's leadership and efforts to pass education reform and expand early childhood education. vince gray -- he cares. he listens. he'll be a leader we can trust and the mayor we need for one city. it's time for 9 sports with brett haber, the best sports in town. >> the minute the redskins cut albert haynesworth the check for 21 million back in april, you had to figure big al was here for the year because why would you pay a girl that much money. but apparently mike shanahan is so sick of haynesworth's act he is a paired to do that -- is prepared to do just that. they contacted the titans about trading him back there. tennessee coach said he would
listen to any offer the redskins might make, but donovan mcnabb says today the redskins need big al. >> a weekend without al, he plays a major part on our defense. it's just unfortunate of what has been going on and how everything has transpired. but that's the game of football, and i think he'll handle it the right way. >> interesting. the redskins listing their depth chart. haynesworth listed at second string. anthony armstrong and roy del williams are the second string. the state department says you cannot get cigars from cuba but you can get a starting pitcher from there. he made his big debut for the nationals tonight. 28 years old. he is facing the mets tonight and who is in trouble right out of the gate. two men out, ike davis plenty of good seats available, it appears. 3-0 mets lead. [ laughing ] >> adam dunn with a chance to close the gap in the 6th, but
angel pagan. watch what he does. nats fall 4-1. dylan g had a no hitter for the mets. in the bronx tonight, the o's facing the yankees. sabathia and his 19th win. but he wasn't about to get 20 against the birds. o's win it 6-2. they have won four straight. kevin anderson was the athletic director at army for six years and during that time he never beat navy in football. it took him all of one day to do it at maryland, the day after the terps dramatic win. he was introduced as maryland's new athletic director replacing debbie yu after 16 years. winning will be his tomorrow priorities and presumably beating duke in basketball is next on the list. speaking of lists, the new usa today coach list is out. >> here is your usa today top 25
coaches poll presented by sprint. >> after holding off virginia tech 33-30 on labor day. can we still call them an under dog. alabama maintains the top spot in the poll while the broncos leap pole ford and texas take over number three. oregon cracks the top ten. lus remains at 16 despite not scoring in the second half against a north carolina team dealing with suspension. after both schools rival their opening opponents. west virginia moved up to 22 while three other teams move into top 25 for the first time. arizona, byu and south carolina. >> and that is your 25 top coaches poll presented by sprint. the now network. >> thank you. from golf it turns out jim gray was right after all. corey paven did pick tiger woods for the team today.
ricky faller also selected. finally tonight, a most unique souvenir at the rangers game. it knocks the b out of his name there and look at this guy. he caught the b. >> whoa. >> if his name is b, that is going to make a great thing. if his name is steve, not so much. >> the question is, did he have to give the b back? did they let him take it home? >> i think the bakt of the ticket -- back of the ticket says anything that comes into the crowd is yours to keep. >> why would he want that? >> you ask too many questions. >> he has an extra b. just like that guy. >> that wasn't so funny. >> why don't you go check and see if that was funny in the farmer's almanac. >>. [ laughing ] >>. >> we'll be right back.
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